Digital Globalization Quiz

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Digital Globalization Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did Courtney Love escape French taxi drivers who were protesting Uber, when they attacked her car with metal bars?
    • A. 

      Pretending to be blind

    • B. 

      Faking an epileptic seizure

    • C. 

      Jumping on a passing motorcycle with a stranger

    • D. 

      Spraying them with her designer perfume

  • 2. 
    What is the Dark Web?
    • A. 

      Part of the internet, which is only accessible through a special browser such as TOR, which was designed by the US military

    • B. 

      All websites that do not appear on the first page of your search

    • C. 

      All website not in English

    • D. 

      A special computer language, which relies on quantum computing.

  • 3. 
    Who was the Dread Pirate Roberts?
    • A. 

      A character in the film “The Princess Bride.”

    • B. 

      An FBI informant

    • C. 

      The creator of the illegal online market place, “Silk Road”

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 4. 
    What is a Bitcoin? 
    • A. 

      A unit of computer code

    • B. 

      A hacktivist collective

    • C. 

      A new form of currency

    • D. 

      A computer worm

  • 5. 
    What is the Great Cannon?
    • A. 

      A digital wallet for large payments

    • B. 

      The head of Anonymous

    • C. 

      A new form of cypher encryption

    • D. 

      A Chinese government cyber tool, which it uses to attack websites that displease it

  • 6. 
    What is a MOOC?
    • A. 

      An online course that anyone may take for free.

    • B. 

      Someone who is unable to code, in computer slang.

    • C. 

      A character in Harry Potter, which has been adopted as an identity by hackers.

    • D. 

      A sophisticated form of cyber attack.

  • 7. 
    What is the Marianas Web?
    • A. 

      A possibly legendary part of the Deep Web, which has the highest level of security

    • B. 

      A website for fishermen, which crashed the global market for tuna, thereby causing an economic crisis in Sicily.

    • C. 

      A file protocol for new currencies, which is based in Taiwan, and is frequently attacked by the French Digital Security Service.

    • D. 

      A pop song about the internet by the same group that wrote “What does the Fox Say?”

  • 8. 
    What was Stutnex?
    • A. 

      A cyber game show, which involved digital betting on Poker, Solitaire and cribbage

    • B. 

      A cyber attack on centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear program

    • C. 

      A disastrous dating app

    • D. 

      The successor to HTML code

  • 9. 
    Cody Wilson is:
    • A. 

      A Youtube star

    • B. 

      A gun rights activist, who enables people to make guns on 3-D printer

    • C. 

      The founder of nature.net

    • D. 

      An advocate for living a completely non-digital life

  • 10. 
    Tinder is:
    • A. 

      An alternative to Paypal

    • B. 

      An online learning tool

    • C. 

      A casual dating app designed for mobile phones, which is a beloved topic for standup comedians

    • D. 

      A digital pet designed for the elderly in Japan

  • 11. 
    The Sharing Economy is:
    • A. 

      Made possible by Paypal

    • B. 

      A millennial ideal, which involves neo-communes

    • C. 

      A new economy based on digital currencies

    • D. 

      An economy that relies on apps to time-share access to resources, such as cars and property.

  • 12. 
    Total privacy on the internet is:
    • A. 

      Only achievable through the TOR browser

    • B. 

      Requires the TOR browser, PGP encryption, plus a radio connection to an external wifi provider, preferably at a public library.

    • C. 

      Impossible

    • D. 

      Best achieved through basic privacy settings in your browser

  • 13. 
    Ashley Madison is:
    • A. 

      A dating site for married people, which was hacked, and all the data made publicly available, even for people who had paid to have their information deleted.

    • B. 

      An alias for the inventor of PGP encryption.

    • C. 

      The brand name for the world’s most popular website builder

    • D. 

      Probably a myth

  • 14. 
    Julian Assange founded:
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Wikileaks

    • C. 

      The Cyberpunk movement in literature.

    • D. 

      Direct dial marketing.

  • 15. 
    The Five Sisters are:
    • A. 

      The most influential pop-up ad purveyors globally

    • B. 

      Five English speaking countries, which share cyber-intelligence

    • C. 

      The main opponents of Wikileaks

    • D. 

      Korean You-tube stars, who defined Gagnam style.

  • 16. 
    Cypherpunks were:
    • A. 

      Key heroes in the William Gibson’s dystopian novels

    • B. 

      Computer programmers in a genre of Japanese manga

    • C. 

      A collection of computer programmers and cryptographers who created modern encryption services. Its founders include May, Zimmerman and Assange.

    • D. 

      Founders of a new school of digital creative thought, which has shaped the arts.

  • 17. 
    Doxing is:
    • A. 

      A form of online charity

    • B. 

      The practice of outing the true identity of an anonymous person on the web

    • C. 

      A form of denial of service attack

    • D. 

      A social media trend.

  • 18. 
    William Gibson was:
    • A. 

      One of the founders of cyber-punk literature

    • B. 

      The co-founder of Wikileaks

    • C. 

      Snowden’s silent partner

    • D. 

      The person who invented Youtube

  • 19. 
    YouTube was invented in:
    • A. 

      2005

    • B. 

      2010

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      A beta version, in 1991, which was piloted by hackers in Romania with funding from the Voice of America

  • 20. 
    Alan Turing:
    • A. 

      Created the intellectual basis for all modern computing through the binary system in a paper he published the 1940s.

    • B. 

      Helped (together with Polish mathematicians) to break the German Enigma code in World War Two, which likely allowed the British to win the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as the North African campaign.

    • C. 

      Was chemically castrated after the war by the British courts –because he was gay- and committed suicide.

    • D. 

      Founded the field of mathematical biology, decades ahead of others.

    • E. 

      All of the above.